ETHIOPIA’s DINAW MENGESTU
Dinaw Mengestu is an Ethiopian-American novelist and writer. In addition to three novels, his writing has also appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The Wall Street Journal amongst other publications. He is Lannan Chair of Poetics at Georgetown University. Since his first book was published in 2007, he has received numerous literary awards, and was selected as a MacArthur Fellow in 2012.
IVORIAN’s MARGUERITE ABOUET
Marguerite Abouet is an Ivorian writer best known for her graphic novel series Aya.
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